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I am not a fan of hot weather, but I do love summer nights. Nothing beats walking along the beach, watching the sunset, and enjoying the cool breeze. Hope you have a wonderful summer weekend!



My friend and I took the train up to Seoul for a whirlwind 30-hour adventure. Although Seoul is less than one hour by airplane and 2.5 hours by train, I have only been there a handful of times since we moved back to Busan. And since embassy-related visits are not my idea of a good time, I decided to make it a goal this year to explore all the fun neighborhoods in Seoul. If you follow me on Instagram, then you saw my eating and shopping adventure, but I thought I would share a few Instagram shots of Garosugil, a beautiful area of Seoul. I actually brought along my DSLR (and used it) on this trip, so I will be sharing more photographs soon. 



Highlights from this week:

1. Finally resuming my morning runs after being side-lined by a knee injury for several months. Love the fresh morning air.

2. Meeting another work deadline. 

3. Enjoying handmade rice cakes from the outdoor market.

4. Visiting an amazing baking shop with my friend. Found so many packaging goodies!

5. Having some inspiring conversations about education with people who want to make a difference.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!



Over spring break the boys and I made the trek to Jinhae, a town in the South Gyeongsan province, for the 51st Annual Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival. Every April millions of people flock to Jinhae to enjoy the country's largest cherry blossom festival. With over 370,000 cherry blossom trees scatterered throughout the town, it is quite picturesque. The festival site is near a small creek with two mini bridges under a canopy of cherry blossom trees. I have never seen so many cameras, tripods, and couples taking photographs. Of course besides the scenic view, one of my favorite things were all the food carts and vendors selling delicious Korean treats. The festival is held in conjunction with the annual commemoration of Admiral Yi Sun-shin, Korea's beloved Naval hero. I have to say one of my favorite things about living in Korea is seeing my boys' interest and widening knowledge of Korean culture and history. I am looking forward to exploring more of Korea this year, as there is still so much to see.

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